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February 06, 2013

Four Fabulous Ideas For Unique French Country Crafts!

Alberto Juarez Graphic45 FrencCountry 6

Hello G45ers,

Get ready to be transported to the gorgeous landscape of the French countryside! Today on the Graphic 45 blog we are going to be sharing four incredible crafts that feature our brand new collection French Country! We've got so many dazzling crafts on today's blog, they are are sure to take your breath away! We want to begin by welcoming you all to today's very special blog post! We hope you are having a wonderful day so far! Today's amazing crafts are blooming with color and inspiration! We will be sharing a thank you card by Maiko Miwa, a layout by Nancy Wethington, an altered art box by Susan Lui and a mini album by Alberto Juarez! There are so many fantastic ways to create gorgeous crafts with French Country! Today's blog is sure to give you tons of amazing ideas!

Lets begin with this vibrant and joyful thank you card by Maiko Miwa! The sublime saturated colors and pretty designs of French Country make it a perfect collection for creating fabulous cards! Just imagine how great it would be to receive a beautiful card like this one from a friend or a loved one! You can see how Maiko combined fussy cut elements, Graphic 45 Metal Staples, pretty borders and chipboards to create this unique and lovely card. The options are endless with French Country!







French Country
Bon Appetit
Deja Vu
Candy gems:Webster'sPages
Ribbon:May Arts

Next we have this splendid French Country layout by Nancy Wethington. She completely captured the  grandeur and natural beauty of French Country in this pretty LO. The fabulous central photo encapsulates the beauty and history of the rural landscape. Beautiful borders and paper distressing add to the vintage charm of this LO. We also love fussy cut elements and fabulous embellishments that give this LO dimension and sophistication. What a treasure!

G45 French Country A

G45 French Country 1

G45 French Country 3

G45 French Country 4

Bon Appetit
Core'dinations cardstock
Graphic 45 Staples: key; small tags
Stencil Girl Stencils: chicken; feather
Hampton Arts chicken wire stamp
May Arts ribbon
Miscellaneous: jute; chipboard; feathers; gold acrylic paint; rust acrylic paint; Pen-Touch gold leaf pen
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Ranger Rusty Hinge Distress Ink

Next we have another breathtaking creation featuring French Country. This is a gorgeous altered Graphic 45 Small Matchbook Box by Susan Lui. This sweet box opens to reveal a wonderful mini! You can see how perfectly all the different colors and designs of French Country mingle with beauty and elegance. The superb rustic charm of this amazing collection is amplified by Susan's wonderful use of Sunflower embellishments and Graphic 45 Metal Staples and Trim! This is such a fun project to create and it also makes a perfect gift! Here is what Susan had to say about it.

"I converted the small matchbook box into a mini box album. I cut apart the outer box, turning it into a hard cover for the mini album. The album is secured either by tying the ends of the Graphic 45 Staples Trim, or by winding the Trim around the Staples Metal Ornate Key Hole and Metal Button. Opening up the front cover, you'll find two mini albums attached to the spine via ribbon binding. This allows for the mini albums to be taken out of the box to be used separately, or for adding new mini albums when necessary. And if you like, the box has enough space to hold a couple of gift cards as well." -Susan Lui

Susan Lui Graphic 45 CHA French Country Box 1

Susan Lui Graphic 45 CHA French Country Box 2

Susan Lui Graphic 45 CHA French Country Box 3

Susan Lui Graphic 45 CHA French Country Box 5

Susan Lui Graphic 45 CHA French Country Box 7


Next we have an absolutely gorgeous French Country mini album by Alberto Juarez. Alberto will be hosting a very special blog contest until February 14th where he is giving away a French Country prize pack for one lucky crafter from Spain! We always encourage you to visit Alberto's beautiful blog for fantastic inspiration. If you live in Spain and you want a chance to win French Country, be sure to stop by Alberto's blog before February 14th for your chance to win!

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Behold this splendid French Country mini album that Alberto created using envelopes and accordion binding.  Fabulous fussy cut designs and Graphic 45 Metal Staples look gorgeous on the front cover of this marvelous mini. Each delightful page has it's own unique design with delicate layers, pretty inked borders and more fussy cut elements. This is a wonderful mini for storing precious treasures and memories. It is also another wonderful gift idea! We love it!

Alberto Juarez Graphic45 FrencCountry 1
Alberto Juarez Graphic45 FrencCountry 2
Alberto Juarez Graphic45 FrencCountry 3
Alberto Juarez Graphic45 FrencCountry 5
Alberto Juarez Graphic45 FrencCountry 6
Alberto Juarez Graphic45 FrencCountry 7
Alberto Juarez Graphic45 FrencCountry 8
Alberto Juarez Graphic45 FrencCountry 9
Alberto Juarez Graphic45 FrencCountry 10

French country complete paper collection
Ornate metal keys
Ornate metal label holder
Antique metal door pull
Stamped metal brads
White envelope staples
Ditress ink vintage photo
Ditress ink tea dye
Basic kraft paper

We hope you all had a fantastic time on today's Graphic 45 blog! We hope today's crafts filled you with some marvelous ideas for crafting with French Country! It wont be long now before this amazing new collection arrives at your local scrapbook store or online shop! We want to thank Maiko Miwa, Nancy Wethington, Susan Lui and Alberto Juarez for their beautiful work today! We hope to see you all again tomorrow for more fantastic craft inspiration! Don't forget to leave us a blog or Facebook comment this week for your chance to win our amazing blog prize! Have a beautiful day, G45ers!

Happy Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45


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Wow! Stunning!

I can't wait to get my hands on this paper line. Yeah....Screams like a girl!

OH my goodness, I simply cannot wait for this paper to become available! It's gorgeous and these creations are fabulous, of course. My fave today is absolutely Alberto's mini album made from envelopes. Would love a tutorial on that one. Stunning!

Oh my word those mini books are outstanding!

Gorgeous! 'nuf said!

Wow! Absolutely gorgeous projects! So inspiring. Can't wait to get this collection!

I just love all the G45 staples.....the keys, those adorable little doorknobs; they add great touches to these beautiful projects!

all the projects are absolutely gorgeous and creative; I just cannot say enough about how much I love the French Country line

Beautiful! It always amazes me how you keep coming up with so many stunning ideas :) x

as always amazing projects!

These projects are INCREDIBLE!!!! I wish there were project sheets for the books especially. I so want to know/learn how to put the last 2 book's in particular together. They are just beautiful. EVERYTHING is beautiful!!! :D

You're right--Amazing crafts today!

Oh, so gorgeous! I love Sue's mini matchbook with all the little notebooks inside...precious! And Alberto's envelope journal is breathtaking. I always appreciate the whimsy in Maiko's work, and this card is like sunshine pouring in after a cloudy day! The layout by Nancy is divine...I love the arches. What a glorious display of G45 goodness!

All fab ideas - love the albums though - so cute! What a great team!

Today I wish I lived in Spain then I would be eligible for the prize!!! Simply can't wait to re-create some of these gorgeous crafts!!!!

Fantastic French Country projects! Everyone's fussy cutting is impressive and makes the images just pop.

Wonderful projects! Can't wait to get me some of this French Country.

I have to make one of those BOOKS. Outstanding. OH hurry up and get those lovely papers in the stores!!

What a beautiful projects.

Wonderful! I love all of today's projects especially Alberto's mini.

I really like the use of this paper. I am not a fan of it, but these projects peak my interest.

Lovely! Just love the surprise of the mini Albums inside!

I'm loving the French Country paper collection!

The French Country collection is really beautiful. While I love all the Graphic 45 products, I believe French Country is my favorite so far. Lovely projects.

I so love todays projects.. I simply can't wait for the French Country papers to come out.

Maiko's project is the first you see. It is so bright and spring looking. In early February in my part of the country, looking at anything that looks like spring makes a person happy. (and wistful). Beautiful projects.

Such inspiring creations! Think my favorite is Alberto's but they are all stunning!

Wow! All of these projects are just so stunning! TFS!

Wow so much creativity.... great things.

These are gorgeous! They are so inspiring! Thank you for always sharing the work of such wonderfully talented people!

stunning paper arts rock!!!!!

Love the matchbook opened up to a mini book. Beautiful.

There are no words! I just keep scrolling through today's projects on the blog in awe! G45 picks the greatest design team in the world! Thank you!

OMWow!... simply stunning, all of the creative inspiration today!

The G45 projects are all so fantastic. I wish I had time to do every single project the G45-Team shares- but I can't because if I quit my job then I cannot buy more G45 paper and embellishments...well, that and I could not pay all my boring necessity bills. LOL

The more I see done with this paper the more I fall in love!

Beautiful, love the French Country! I can't wait til it arrives in my craft store!!

I love the cards that can be made from this new line of Graphic 45 papers. Everything is really beautiful and I can't wait to get over to my nearest store when these papers come out.

These projects are all stunning!! SO love this paper - can't wait to see it in real life! Judy D.

Wow! I can never get enough! Always wonderful!

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